Retirees

Learn about last alarms, retirements, and promotions in the Honolulu Fire Department.

Identification Cards

Retirees who wish to obtain an identification card should call 723-7137 to make an appointment.

Should you have questions, please call the Occupational Safety and Health Office at 723-7120.

Last Alarms

Fire Fighter II Derek Peterson

Date of Passing: October 9, 2021

Years of Service: 26 years, 9 months

Memorial/Service: December 11, 2021 at 10:30 a.m., Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary-East Chapel, 2233 Nuuanu Avenue.

Due to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, entry to the service is limited; however, the family welcomes those who want to pay their respects with a visitation at the chapel starting at 9 a.m. Wearing of a face mask and practicing social distancing shall be observed indoors and outdoors.  For all attendees, the mortuary requires proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test administered by a licensed healthcare provider within 72 hours of the memorial service.

Retirements

August 2021

Fire Captain Christopher Powell, Engine 12/3rd Platoon
24 years, 11 months, 14 days

Fire Captain Leonard Ken Waters, Engine 23/3rd Platoon
24 years, 11 months, 14 days

Fire Captain Trevor Wilson, Engine 9/2nd Platoon
27 years, 6 months

 

September 2021

Assistant Chief Scott Lawton, ASB
35 years, 28 days

Fire Captain Albert McCollum, Engine 7/1st Platoon
25 years, 13 days

Fire Captain Park Tachikabe, FCC

25 years, 13 days

Fire Captain Kelii Vannatta, FCC

28 years, 9 months, 13 days

Fire Fighter III Austin-Duane Kaiu, TRB
25 years, 7 months, 24 days

Fire Fighter III Ross McKeague, Engine 5/1st Platoon

25 years, 7 months, 24 days

Fire Fighter II Donald Coleman, FCC

26 years, 9 months, 11 days

Fire Fighter I Mark Cook, Quint 12/2nd Platoon
31 years, 2 months, 29 days

Edison Rabang, Mechanic Shop
25 years, 3 months, 13 days

 

November 2021

Assistant Chief Ronald Rico, Plans and Development
47 years, 12 days

Fire Captain Jon Omori, TRB
25 years, 2 months, 13 days

Fire Captain Jason Racoma, Rescue 1, 2nd Platoon
25 years, 9 months, 24 days

Carol Yamamoto, ASB Admin, Personnel              
4 years, 11 months, 28 days

Fire Fighter Cancer Presumption FAQs

Common questions regarding Act 107 (House Bill [HB] 1778).

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Act 107 was known as the Hawaii Firefighter Cancer Presumptive Law. It was introduced as Senate Bill 2660 by State Senator Rosalyn Baker, and the companion House Bill 1778 was introduced by Representative Scott Saiki. Act 107 acknowledges the occupational hazards that are inherent with being a fire fighter and provides sufficient medical coverage so that appropriate and timely treatment would reduce the impact of cancer for the families of fire fighters. The first part of Section 2 of the Act, ”Medical care, services, and supplies for controverted (undecided) claims”, applies to all worker’s compensation (WC) claims and requires private health care plans to pay for medical care, services, and supplies, when a WC claim is submitted and is progressing through the process. Although Chapter 10, Title 12, Administrative Rules, specified if a WC claim was filed, the health care insurer was to provide coverage for treatment costs, insurers were not covering the medical costs and would direct the employee to go through WC. Many doctors would tell their patients they would need to find a physician who would accept WC claims. The second part of the Section 2, “Medical care, services, and supplies for firefighters suffering from cancer”, identifies the types of cancers that will be covered by WC and applies to fire fighters who have five or more years of service. If the claim is determined to be compensable, WC will reimburse the treatment costs paid by the private health care plan and the employee.

Yes, a retiree may file a WC claim if diagnosed with the type of cancer covered by Act 107.

There is a two-year limitation between the date of the initial diagnosis to the date the WC claim is filed. For assistance, please contact the HFD Occupational Safety and Health Office at 723-7120 or -723-7137.

www.capitol.hawaii.gov/hrscurrent/Vol02_Ch0046-0115/HRS0088/HRS_0088-0021.htm

This definition is in HRS 88-21 “Retirement for Public Officers and Employees.”

www.capitol.hawaii.gov/hrscurrent/Vol12_Ch0501-0588/HRS0587D/HRS_0587D-0001.htm

This definition is in HRS 587D “Safe Haven for Newborns.”